Bay 60 Filters for B&W Best BrandsRecommendations

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  1. mikej

    mikej New Member

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    Hi, all - any suggestions/recommendations on black & white bay 60 filter brands? Are any particularly good or particularly bad? Will be used on 501CM with CFE/CFI lenses. Thanks.
    Mike
     
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    gjames52 New Member

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    filters:

    I like Heliopan filters followed by B & W.

    Regards:

    Gilbert
     
  3. mikej

    mikej New Member

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    Thanks, Gilbert. I occasionally see Hasselblad (brand) colored filters on *bay - do you have experience with these? They seem expensive compared to the others you've mentioned. Thanks.
    Mike
     
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    Michael,

    The Hasselblad branded filters were made by Heliopan and/or B+W.
     
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    Michael:

    I liked the Heliopan polarizers so much, that I purchased the sh mpc for all my lenses replacing many other much less expensive although well regarded filters. These filters have 16 layer multi-coatings and have produced consistant results with all my camera systems.

    If you decide to go with threaded filters you will need a bay adapter, larger filter, and a snap lens cover as the Hasselblad bay lens cover won't work.

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    Gilbert
     
  6. mikej

    mikej New Member

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    Qnu & Gilbert - thanks much for this information.
    Cheers,
    Mike
     
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    It is very hard to argue against B+W (of which I have one) and Hasselblad (of which I have a couple) and Heliopan (of which I have none)...

    However, if money or opportunity is an issue, then look at the best end of Hoya... They make high quality multi-coated filters along with their not so high quality filters. I think that HMC as a minimum, but the Super HMC and Pro lines are beyond them and easily have the stats of the others.

    The issue of non-brass rings (as in Hoya) has been raised, but I haven't ever found a problem particularly. I do have one cheap Bay 60 that came with a lens and it was too tight, but a few seconds carefully adjusting the bayonet fitting and bob's your uncle!

    Nick
     

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